Didn’t Perform Well in CAT? Go for These MBA Entrance Exams

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Vipra Shrivastava
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Updated on Nov 27, 2022 12:50 IST

What next after CAT 2022? If You didn't perform well in CAT 2022, don't worry, go for other MBA entrance exams to make sure you don't lose a year.

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Check out top entrance exams you can appear for after CAT 2022

India’s top MBA entrance exam, CAT 2022 is being conducted on November 27 in three slots. CAT is a high-difficulty level exam and about two lakh candidates appear for it. Thus, the competition is high. Some candidates perform well while some fail to meet their expectations. To keep the chances of their admission to an MBA programme high, most of the candidates apply for multiple MBA entrance exams.

CAT 2022 result will be announced in the first week of January so instead of waiting after the exam to know how have you really performed, appear for other MBA entrance exams to increase your chances of getting admission to one of the best MBA colleges in India. In this article, we have listed some top MBA entrance exams which are conducted after CAT.

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IIFT 2023 Exam

IIFT exam is conducted for admission to MBA-International Business programme offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. The test paper consists of questions from and GK. This entrance exam is scheduled on December 18, 2022. IIFT has introduced MBA Business Analytics from 2023 session. Admission to which is based on IIFT entrance exam only.

SNAP 2022 Exam

SNAP exam is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed to be) University for admission to MBA prorgrammes offered by its constituent institutes. The exam is conducted thrice and candidates get two attempts. Score of best of the two attempts is considered for admission. SNAP test is a one-hour exam having 60 questions from VARC, DILR, Quantitative Aptitude. SNAP 2022 will be conducted on December 10, 18 and 23.

MAT 2022 Exam

MAT is conducted by AIMA for admission to over 700 MBA colleges in India. The exam is held multiple times in four phases – December, February, May and September. The examination modes are Paper Based Test (PBT), Computer Based Test (CB) and Internet Based Test (IBT). Registrations for MAT 2022 December CBT and IBT are underway. Application forms can be filled online on the exam website.

XAT 2023 Exam

XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to its MBA programmes and about 800 other colleges across India. XAT 2023 exam is scheduled for January 8. Candidates who have appeared for CAT must not miss this exam as the difficulty level of both are same and those who can crack CAT can crack XAT too.

CMAT 2023 Exam

CMAT is another national level MBA entrance exam that candidates can opt for as over 1,000 MBA colleges accept CMAT score for admission. This exam is slightly easier than CAT, XAT and IIFT so one can score well. Registration for CMAT 2023 is yet to begin so keep this option in mind.

ATMA 2023 Exam

ATMA exam is also conducted multiple times in multiple phases. This is an IBT mode exam and the difficulty level is easy. About 700 B-schools accept ATMA score for admission. Registration for ATMA 2023 will begin in January so don’t forget to apply for it.


KIIT MBA entrance exam is conducted by KIIT School of Management (KSOM) for admission to its MBA programmes. Registration for KIITEE MBA 2023 is underway and candidates can fill the forms until January 10. KIITEE Management 2023 will be held from January 17 to 19 2023 at 15 test centres.

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